Romantic Relationships

The dynamics that make up a romantic bond go a little further beyond love. In this section, you’ll find information, studies, and theoretical perspectives so you can learn how to build a happier and more meaningful relationship.

Affection in Relationships

Being happy with another person is not as simple as consulting an instruction manual, especially as the years pass by. You mustn’t forget that a relationship is like a garden. In particular, you need to take care of and nourish it…

The Messiah Complex

Helping others is considered a great thing. If you’re altruistic, you love improving other people’s lives. Society tries to reward these kinds of people. Nevertheless, is it always a good idea to help others? According to the messiah complex, it…

Commitment in Relationships

Emotional relationships, including family bonds, friendships, and romantic relationships, are very important. They’re all based on love, but what does love really involve? How important is commitment in relationships? Passion, trust, and commitment are three very important aspects of any…

Three Myths About Romantic Love

These myths about romantic love are some of humanity’s biggest lies. They stem from people’s tendency to idealize the “perfect couple.” We idealize each other and love is a convenient way to cover up each other’s defects. Love is everywhere.…

Givers and Takers in Relationships

In relationships, there is rarely a perfect balance between giving and receiving. Power dynamics between givers and takers is more common. The taker wins the energy and emotional investment of the giver, who’s convinced that in love there are no…